Known for his technical, understated designs and sophisticated themes, Eugene Lin stamped his signature style all over his debut solo catwalk collection, ‘The Judgement of Paris’ for Spring/Summer 2013.
Inspired by a Greek mythological tale recounting a contest between the three most beautiful goddesses of Olympos, each of whom tried to outdo each other to win favour with the Trojan mortal Paris. The collection flitted from sexy bodycon, cut-out designs to boyish safari looks contrasting ladylike slim-fit pencil skirts and shift dresses. With severe double wrap waists and super-tall skinny heels, the outfits were polished but not to be messed with.
The classic trench was deconstructed into dresses and tops with asymmetrical outlines and irregular storm flaps. Incongruously worn over swimwear or reinvented into fluid, draped hunting-style jackets for unmistakable urban authority.
The rust and mauve ethereal digital prints added depth to the uncomplicated silhouettes, sometimes overdosing on head-to-toe pattern. This season also saw the introduction of accessories, wearable jersey and lycra leggings, showcasing the comfort-luxe aesthetic which the label prides itself on.
Hair was kept sleek and sharp in no-fuss ponytails with bold eyebrows and just a flicker of tangerine eyeliner, keeping the look simple yet ultra-modern. The restrained cuts, wearable colours and tough-yet-tailored looks which will no doubt act as a solid foundation for future collections.